SoftBank reported an eye-watering $6.5 billion loss in the wake of WeWork's catastrophic failed IPO




SoftBank Group recorded an eye-watering quarterly loss of $6.5 billion early Wednesday, spurred by some of it biggest tech investments like Uber and WeWork. 


The Japanese investment giant last month spent over $10 billion bailing out WeWork after its failed IPO attempt. 


SoftBank Group recorded a massive quarterly loss of $6.5 billion, spurred by some of it biggest tech bets like Uber and WeWork. 


The Japanese investment firm reported its first quarterly operating loss in 14 years, stating it plunged by 704 billion yen ($6.46 billion) in the July-September period.


It was operating on a profit of 706 billion yen ($6.47 billion) the year prior. 


The company's huge loss comes after its firebrand founder Masayoshi Son took huge financial risks by investing in startups like Uber and WeWork, which last month received more than $10 billion in bailout money after its failed IPO attempt. 

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